For the Business of Football - Inside World Football Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:35:32 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Russians say Crimean clubs are new entities with new players Russian and Crimean flagsBy Andrew Warshaw
September 2 - Senior Russian football sources have for the first time provided fresh information which they claim proves that their federation has not interfered with Ukrainian clubs following the widely condemned annexation of Crimea.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:00:58 +0100
Summer transfer spending by Premier League clubs hits record £835 million Transfer money recordBy David Owen
September 2 – Summer transfer spending by Premier League clubs hit a record £835 million in the window that closed last night, as higher broadcasting revenues combined with more intense competition for England's four Champions League slots to send expenditure soaring.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:10:53 +0100
Legia's continued protest incurs the wrath of UEFA Legia bannerBy Andrew Warshaw
September 2 - Legia Warsaw are in trouble again with UEFA, this time for their fans provocatively maintaining their protest against being kicked out of the Champions League for accidentally fielding an ineligible player for a mere couple of minutes at the end of a tie they had already won handsomely.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:37:06 +0100
Gazprom line up €132m Red Star Belgrade buy Red Star BelgradeBy Paul Nicholson
September 2 - Russia's Gazprom is reported to be the most likely buyer of Serbian club Crvena Zvezda FC (Red Star Belgrade). Gazprom is owner of Zenit St Petersburg (acquired in 2005) and a major sponsor of the UEFA Champions League.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:34:59 +0100
Mihir Bose: Can positive discrimination deal with racism and sexism? The Malky Mackay saga has once again brought racism and sexism in football back on the agenda. And in particular it has raised the question: why is it that the world's greatest game is so integrated and seems so inclusive on the field of play but off it is "hideously" white, to use FA chairman Greg Dyke's phrase. If there were any doubts about that last week's launch of the Champions League once again displayed European football's Janus face.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Mihir Bose Columnists Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:39:16 +0100 FIFA's 2022 'Summer' task force set for first pow wow Qatar 2022 billboardBy Andrew Warshaw
September 2 - The FIFA-appointed Task Force set up 10 months ago to decide on the best date for the 2022 Qatar World Cup will meet for the first time on September 8.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Qatar 2022 World Cup News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:59:30 +0100
GLT hinted for Euro 2016, but 'No' for club competitions goal line technologySeptember 2 - Michel Platini has given the strongest hint yet that UEFA may introduce goalline technology at the Euro 2016 finals but remains steadfastly opposed to using it in club competitions.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:24:13 +0100 Central American Cup to showcase home-grown talent in the US Copa centroamericana logoSeptember 2 - The final national team squads for the Central American Cup Tigo 2014 that kicks off tomorrow have been announced, boasting multiple World Cup players amongst MLS and Europe-based players. However, there is a strong contingent of home-based players in each squad, serving not only as a reflection of each nation's best 11, but also as a point of comparison for each nation's respective club leagues.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Tournaments Football Americas World Football News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:17:35 +0100 Platini surprised at Ribéry's French exit before home 2016 Euros Franck Ribery2September 2 - UEFA president Michel Platini has expressed his surprise at compatriot Franck Ribery's decision to retire from international football at the age of 31 rather than play at his home Euros in 2016.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:46:54 +0100 UK's Snoozebox signed to provide pop-up hotel in Saransk for 2018 World Cup snoozeboxSeptember 2 – Finding accommodation at affordable prices at World Cups can often be more of a challenge for fans than buying tickets. Russia 2018 may have found a solution with the Snoozebox Football Village that is planned for Saransk.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Russia 2018 World Cup News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:05:06 +0100 Nigerian football stares into the abyss of no matches and further suspension Chris GiwaBy Mark Baber
September 1 - Following the farcical events of last week, FIFA have rejected the controversial 'election' of Chris Giwa (pictured) as the new president of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) and warned that Nigeria could be banned by Tuesday if he does not vacate the post by midnight tonight.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Africa World Football News Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:01:27 +0100
Ludogorets to host Real and Liverpool in CL in Sofia VasilLevskiStadiumBy Alexander Krassimirov
September 1 - Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad will play its home games in the Champions League at the National Stadium Vasil Levski in Sofia, according to a club announcement.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:25:03 +0100
Rojo's Man Utd deal stalled as criminal case and TPO create perfect storm Marcos RojoBy Andrew Warshaw
September 1 - The complications of a criminal case back home plus a thorny example of the pitfalls that come with third-party ownership (TPO) appear to have combined to hold up Manchester United's £16 million purchase of Argentine World Cup star Marcos Rojo.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Premier League News Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:26:49 +0100
John Yan: Guangzhou, Liujian and CFA in limbo 青岛中能,足协无能 Bottles were flying on the pitch side, and Guangzhou Evergrande & Taobao FC were losing their grip on the Asian Champions League Trophy bit by bit. The quarter final of ACL between the trophy holders and the Australian club, West Sydney Wanderers, played August 27, was a spirit sapping match.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured John Yan Columnists Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:32:44 +0100 David Owen: Questionmarks over FIFA's representation in world sport's most powerful club So FIFA President Sepp Blatter is a step nearer securing a fifth term as boss of world football, following this week's announcement by his UEFA counterpart Michel Platini, probably his most credible potential challenger, that he would not stand against him in next year's election. That means that world football's governing body may be a step nearer possibly losing its direct, active representation in world sport's most powerful club – the International Olympic Committee (IOC).]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured David Owen Columnists Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:18:19 +0100 UEFA to re-rank seedings for future draws to keep top clubs apart Champions League drawBy Andrew Warshaw
September 1 - UEFA look set to change the format for seeding clubs in the Champions League to avoid the totally unsatisfactory situation of domestic champions being ranked lower than other clubs from the same country.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:35:48 +0100
IMG pick up international TV rights to 2015 Gold Cup and Women's Championship Gold cupAugust 31 – IMG has picked up international TV sales distribution rights to a package of CONCACAF championships in 2015, including the Gold Cup and the Champions' League. The deal will see IMG sell the rights in all territories outside of the CONCACAF region.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Concacaf News Football Americas World Football News Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:12:41 +0100 Fluminense and Sporting KC sign for player trading and youth partnership Thiago SilvaSeptember 1 - MLS' Sporting KC has announced a formal partnership with Brazil's Fluminense FC. The two clubs will share philosophies, marketing strategies, business practices, and players too.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Football Americas World Football News Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:53:50 +0100 Transfer window closes with flurry of loan deals, now time to count the cost Sky transfer window graphicSeptember 1 - Despite frenetic transfer activity in the final few hours of the summer window, the fact that many of the major deals are loans reflects UEFA's financial fair play rules which Michel Platini says are having the desired effect.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:49:26 +0100 UEFA fine Linfield for breaking 'standing' rules uefa flagSeptember 1 - Northern Ireland Premiership club Linfield have been fined €15,000 for breaching UEFA rules over standing areas. The punishment relates to the Belfast side's home game against Swedes AIK Solna in the Europa League on July 17.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:02:57 +0100 Platini wants more UEFA spots at World Cup, not less World Cup drawBy Andrew Warshaw in Monaco
August 29 - UEFA president Michel Platini says he will not allow Africa or Asia to take a World Cup place away from Europe as long as he is in charge of European football.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:58:12 +0100